Nichiren

noun
Ni·​chi·​ren | \ ¦nichə̇¦ren \
plural -s

Definition of Nichiren

: a Japanese Buddhist sect based doctrinally on the Saddharma-pundarika Sutra and noted historically for its militant nationalism

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History and Etymology for Nichiren

after Nichiren †1282 Japanese religious teacher and founder of the sect

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“Nichiren.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nichiren. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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